A Practical Approach for Evaluation of Security Methods of Wireless Network
MAC filtering, WEP key encryption, WPA2 and firewalls are the security modes used for securing the users wireless network. These security methods are standardized by IEEE as well as by WECA alliance. IEEE 802.11-2007 standard for wireless network classifies security algorithms into: RSNA and Pre-RSNA. Pre-RSNA algorithms are the algorithms used before RSNA. Pre-RSNA security comprises the algorithms; WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and IEEE 802.11 entity authentication. RSNA security comprises the algorithms like TKIP, CCMP, and RSNA establishment and termination procedures, including use of IEEE 802.